Pear Cobbler

  • Author: Streusel
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


adapted from the Joy of Cooking



Cobbler topping;

1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour

1/4 c. sugar

1 stick (8 T.) cold butter, cut into chunks

1 1/2 t. baking powder

3/4 t. salt

1/2 c. whole milk

Fruit bottom;

7 medium sized pears – peeled, cored and cut into 1 inch chunks

1/2 c. sugar

1/4 c. honey

1 T. apple cider vinegar

3 t. arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)

3 T. sparkling sugar for topping the dough


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the prepared pears, sugar, honey, vinegar and arrowroot in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Pour the fruit mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish.
  4. Beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy and then beat in the flour, baking powder, salt and milk.
  5. Mix just until combined and then with your hands, place blobs of dough on top of the fruit, somewhat evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the top of the dough with the sparkling sugar.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the fruit is generously bubbling and the cobbler top is golden brown.
  8. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
  9. Best served warm with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.